Criminal Justice Recovery Worker

Inclusion

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Job summary

We are currently recruiting for an experienced worker to join our criminal justice team in Hampshire. The post will cover Winchester / Eastleigh or NF area and is aimed at reducing drug related harm, drug related offending and drug related deaths. The successful candidate will be working with a caseload of drug clients who are part of the criminal justice systems (Probation, Prison, Custody etc).

Main duties of the job

Working with drug clients on reducing harmOverdose awareness and Prevention1-1 Key working using evidenced based interventionsGroup facilitation where appropriateWorking with partnership agenciesWorking as part of a multidisciplinary teamConducting needs assessments and care planningActive Risk assessment and managementSafeguarding children and clientsProviding feedback and reports to partnership agenciesWorking with clients on DRRs or those subject to MAPPAOnward referral

About us

Flexible workingRegular SupervisionAdditional hours on TOIL / Over time agreement25 days of Annual leave, rising to 29 or 33 days pending on years of continuous serviceAccess to in hours training and external trainingProfessional Development - through Appraisal etc

Date posted

02 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

301-IT-22-4690622

Job locations

Hampshire -

Winchester / Eastleigh / New Forest

SO23 8AH


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To accept referrals from other agencies for those engaged with the criminal justice system, assess need and make appropriate recommendations as part as a robust duty system.
  • To provide inc-reach to a range of criminal justice settings to engage offenders in drug treatment this includes custody centres, prisons, courts and probation offices
  • Provide interventions with an emphasis on health and wellbeing and interventions aimed at reducing drug use and associated criminal behaviour
  • Provide harm reduction advice, information and support with an emphasis on safer drug use, safer sex, HIV, Hepatitis A,B and C and other blood borne infections
  • Be responsible for maintaining a full case load of criminal justice clients as the key worker.
  • To make home visits consistent with need.
  • To carry out comprehensive assessments, construct care packages with multi disciplinary colleagues where required, review care plans in a structured format and manage onward referral.
  • To assist and support medical and nurse prescribers during harm reduction and prescribing clinics.
  • To provide a range of structured psycho-social interventions including CBT based brief solution focused therapy and motivational enhancement techniques, with a view to improving health and wellbeing and reducing drug use and associated crime
  • Make domiciliary visits to service users particularly for those with disabilities and to those with family responsibilities.
  • Retain contact with service users whilst they are accommodated in residential rehabilitation units including visits when required.
  • To create and facilitate group work interventions for criminal justice clients
  • To provide a needle exchange service and naloxone.
  • Demonstrable commitment to service user involvement.
  • To work with a range of professional in ensuring service users needs in terms of safeguarding and mental health are met.
  • Carryout needle exchanges, home visits and the running of clinics.
  • Encourage and work with service users to move forward in their recovery
  • Encourage and work intensively with service users to support them move away from maintenance treatment where appropriate

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To accept referrals from other agencies for those engaged with the criminal justice system, assess need and make appropriate recommendations as part as a robust duty system.
  • To provide inc-reach to a range of criminal justice settings to engage offenders in drug treatment this includes custody centres, prisons, courts and probation offices
  • Provide interventions with an emphasis on health and wellbeing and interventions aimed at reducing drug use and associated criminal behaviour
  • Provide harm reduction advice, information and support with an emphasis on safer drug use, safer sex, HIV, Hepatitis A,B and C and other blood borne infections
  • Be responsible for maintaining a full case load of criminal justice clients as the key worker.
  • To make home visits consistent with need.
  • To carry out comprehensive assessments, construct care packages with multi disciplinary colleagues where required, review care plans in a structured format and manage onward referral.
  • To assist and support medical and nurse prescribers during harm reduction and prescribing clinics.
  • To provide a range of structured psycho-social interventions including CBT based brief solution focused therapy and motivational enhancement techniques, with a view to improving health and wellbeing and reducing drug use and associated crime
  • Make domiciliary visits to service users particularly for those with disabilities and to those with family responsibilities.
  • Retain contact with service users whilst they are accommodated in residential rehabilitation units including visits when required.
  • To create and facilitate group work interventions for criminal justice clients
  • To provide a needle exchange service and naloxone.
  • Demonstrable commitment to service user involvement.
  • To work with a range of professional in ensuring service users needs in terms of safeguarding and mental health are met.
  • Carryout needle exchanges, home visits and the running of clinics.
  • Encourage and work with service users to move forward in their recovery
  • Encourage and work intensively with service users to support them move away from maintenance treatment where appropriate

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies

Desirable

  • A professional qualification in Social Work, Probation, Nursing, Psychology, Youth and Community etc.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Foundation Degree / HNC in related field which may include counselling, social work, nursing, psychology, human resources, social studies

Desirable

  • A professional qualification in Social Work, Probation, Nursing, Psychology, Youth and Community etc.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Hampshire -

Winchester / Eastleigh / New Forest

SO23 8AH


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Hampshire -

Winchester / Eastleigh / New Forest

SO23 8AH


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Area Lead

Stephanie Smith

stephanie.smith@mpft.nhs.uk

Date posted

02 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

Depending on experience per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

301-IT-22-4690622

Job locations

Hampshire -

Winchester / Eastleigh / New Forest

SO23 8AH


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